Princess Diana’s death came with as much heart ache as it did with many conspiracy theories.
Parts of the blame have been put on the royal family, paparazzi and the reported drunk driver.
While the British police still deny the validity of any conspiracy by anyone to have her killed, a large percentage of people across the world still find her death suspicious.
20 years later after her death, a piece of information contained in in a note she allegedly wrote resurrects the initial doubts over her demise.
For as long as it lasted, Diana was the real life fairy tale princess; at least from the eyes of outsiders. Her marriage into the royal family tripled her popularity and launched her into international limelight.
Diana has a royal ancestry. She was the 4th child and the 3rd daughter of Earl Spencer.
In 1981, she was engaged to Prince Charles and tied the knot that same year. Their wedding which took place at St Paul’s Cathedral on 29 July 1981 was the most televised ceremony with a global television audience of over 750 million people.
Unfortunately, the union that seemed to be the envy of the world took a downward trend. The royal couple after media speculations divorced on 28 August 1996.
Princess Diana was with her love interest, Dodi Fayed when their car crashed at a Paris tunnel. They were reportedly running from the Paparazzi.
Sergeant Xavier Gourmelon who was at the scene of the crash claims her last words were: “My God, what’s happened?”
He went on further to say that he was certain the princess would make it out alive.
“I could see she had a slight injury to her right shoulder but, other than that, there was nothing significant. There was no blood on her at all.”
“To be honest, I thought she would live. As far as I knew when she was in the ambulance she was alive and I expected her to live.”
“But I found out later she had died in hospital.”
Princess Diana was taken to Pitie-Salpetriere hospital in the French capital and later pronounced dead on 31 August 1997.
Another recent discovery that was made as the world marks the 20th anniversary of her death were Diana’s own words in a personal note.
In it, the People’s princess suspected that her ex-husband was planning an accident in her car and expressed her fright.
“This particular phase in my life is the most dangerous – my husband is planning ‘an accident’ in my car, brake failure and serious head injury in order to make the path clear for him to marry Tiggy.”
Tiggy Legge-Bourke was a former nanny to Diana’s sons, William and Harry; and a personal assistant to Prince Charles.
Contrary to the belief that Camilla was the other woman, Princess Diana noted that Prince Charles was using herself and Camilla Parker-Bowles as a decoy.
“Camilla is nothing but a decoy, so we are all being used by the man in every sense of the word.”
The note was reportedly sent to her butler at the time, Paul Burrell, in October 1993; 10 months after the announcement of their separation was made.
Meanwhile, the father of late Dodi Fayed until recently has been loud in accusing the royal family of manipulating the crash.
According to Telegraph,
“Mohamed Fayed, the father of the princess’s boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, claims that the couple were killed by MI6 on the orders of Prince Philip to prevent them marrying and having a Muslim baby.”
While no one can actually tell what happened that night, the world still remembers the late princess for her philanthropy and compassionate devotion to the cares of the needy and the sick.
Flowers and cards have been left outside Kensington Palace, Princess Diana’s former residence. Her sons Prince William and Prince Harry, in whom her legacy lives on, visited the tributes while expressing their gratitude to the crowds.